We think there was a hiccup with the email notifications for two news items recently posted, so I am resending this message with links to the news items.
Highlights from the October ebulletin include Port Lockroy training, visit from HRH Princess Royal, Celebrate ‘Antarctica Day’, Christmas decoration ideas.
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has decided, for safety reasons, that it will close its Halley VI Research Station during the 2018 Antarctic winter. This will be the second time that the year-round operation of the station, which is located on a floating 150-m thick ice shelf, will be disrupted by a complex and unpredictable glaciological situation.
From Ivor Morgan; ‘I am writing on behalf of Gaynor McMorrin, the wife of Ian McMorrin. Ian died yesterday in hospital after a series of hospital stays’
The 2018 AGM Business Notice is available for all members to view etc
House Sitting – White Mountains, Western Crete
Retired Fid seeks retired Fid for six months house and pet sitting – end of Dec. 2017 to end of June 2018. Use of car and good internet connection. Log stoves and fireplace. Footpath to village, five minutes. Road to village, two Km. Challenging treks.
Andrea Wallis, Mike’s partner’s sister has contacted us with news of the passing of Mike Butler
A team of scientists, led by BAS is planning an urgent mission to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that’s been hidden beneath the Larsen C Ice Shelf for up to 120,000 years. The recent calving event in July resulted in a massive iceberg that exposed around 5,818 km2 of seabed. The research team is planning a ship-borne research cruise on the RRS James Clark Ross in February 2018, to investigate the area before its biological communities begin to change. The press release can be read in full on the BAS website here.
Highlights from the September edition of UKAHT’s ebulletin
Dave Matthews wrote recently to let us know of the death of Jim Steen. Jim died recently in Canada. He wintered at ’64 and ’65 at Stonington as a GA.